Monday, June 28, 2010
Hi everyone! Hope you all had lovely weekends! I’m worn out from putting up the last few fence posts and panels along the back of our property. I have sympathy for anyone that has to work outside in this heat and humidity! Anyway, I thought I’d share a collection that I know I haven’t shown before since it's fairly new.
My salt and pepper shakers! A small object but when grouped together I think they make a statement.
By the way, the stand they’re on used to look like this…
Dont’ be afraid to remake things so that they work better in your decor. I spray painted this stand with a semi-gloss and replaced a few of the clear crystals with red.
I think it works better for me this way!
This collection began because I started noticing S&P shakers at the thriftstore that I thought were pretty. Either because of their shape or because of what they were made out of.
It's great that they don't take up much room!
The fun of collecting is hunting and gathering is as much as the displaying don't you think? Sometimes I only find one shaker and sometimes I find a pair - it doesn't matter.
Above them are two of my “Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread” plates (I have a small collection of those).
On the bottom of this corner table is my collection of silverplated coffee/tea pots.
I guess I have a quite a few collections (mostly plates though - I'm a dishaholic)!
Obviously these are not “serious” collections that are worth a lot of money. But that doesn’t matter to me. I only collect things which speak to my heart. I would never collect something to use in my home just because it’s the “hot” new collectible this year.
I have to fall in love with something in order to collect it!
Tell me what you collect as I’d love to know and thanks for dropping by today!